Date: 9/5/19 6:24 am From: Alan Kneidel <akneidel...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kingston/Plymouth/Duxbury gull roost, easily viewable
Just thought I would alert everyone to a gull show that has been happening in Kingston, Plymouth County the past few days. Viewable from Grays Beach Park, gulls have been congregating in the late afternoon on the beach itself and adjacent waters. Numbers continue to build until the birds then move out into the center of the bay to form a raft for the night. The birds were accumulating as early as 6:00 yesterday and left the beach at 7:22 to head out onto the water. At this point, there were gulls still pouring in from both Plymouth and Duxbury directions.
Last night, I estimated 1,500 Laughing Gulls and 500 Ring-billed Gulls in this group, though likely additional birds continued to arrive after nightfall. Herring Gulls, although separate for most the evening, also began to join the raft.
So, if anyone is interested in some casual evening gullling, I suggest pulling up a lawn chair an Grays Beach and enjoy the show. Additional details and a poor iphone video in the below checklist: